Leadoff man Carl Crawford's line-drive double knocked out Shelby Miller, but X-rays were negative for the 22-year-old right-hander on what the team described as an elbow contusion.
Danny Duffy struck out seven with an overpowering fastball that at times reached 97 mph, and then used his changeup to keep the Twins off balance.
Beltran and Matt Adams homer in the eighth inning to help the Cards snap the Dodgers' 15-game road run Tuesday night.
Los Angeles beat St. Louis 3-2 Monday night for the Dodgers 15th straight road victory Monday night.
Jeremy Guthrie pitched a four-hitter and Eric Hosmer drove in a career-high five runs to help the Royals rout the Minnesota Twins 13-0 on Monday night.
The Cardinals ended their season-worst seven-game skid Thursday night and did so in emphatic fashion, averting a five-game sweep by routing the Pirates 13-0 in a matchup between the NL's top two teams.
The Royals won their ninth straight game, stretching their longest winning streak in more than a decade by beating Minnesota 7-2 Thursday in Minneapolis.
St. Louis left 13 runners on base, and Pittsburgh extended its lead in the NL Central to 2½ games.
Alex Gordon hit a two-out triple in the seventh inning and scored the go-ahead run on an error as the Royals won their eighth straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
Italian powerhouse AS Roma scored 4 minutes into Wednesday night's game, then added two second-half goals to rout a team of MLS All-Stars 3-1 and dampen what had been a festive celebration of soccer in Kansas City.
The leader of the St. Louis Rams' pass rush, who is heading into his sixth season, does not miss the summer grind that was eliminated with the new collective bargaining agreement.
Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina left with a sprained right knee after the third inning of a 6-0 loss to Pittsburgh in the second game of a doubleheader sweep by the Pirates on Tuesday night.
Mike Moustakas hit two home runs and drove in four runs to back another strong start by Ervin Santana, and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory.
The Pirates roughed up Jake Westbrook again in a 9-2 loss on Monday night to pull within a half-game of the Cardinals for the lead in the NL Central. Westbrook (7-5) fell to 1-8 against Pittsburgh in his otherwise solid career after the Pirates jumped on him for four runs in the first inning.
Jake Long got a four-year, $34 million free agent deal to be the Ram's left tackle. So Saffold, a natural lefty, is adjusting to right tackle.
The physical nature of workouts nearly two weeks out from the Chiefs' first preseason game is certainly a departure from the norm in Kansas City.
David Lough made a terrific diving catch to rob Jeff Keppinger of a tying RBI single in the ninth inning, helping the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
After inheriting a downtrodden franchise that finished 2-14 last season, new Chiefs GM John Dorsey set about orchestrating a near-unprecedented turnover in personnel. Now Dorsey is getting to see his rebuilt team for real this weekend during the start of training camp.
Joe Kelly threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings before Andrelton Simmons hit a two-run double in the eighth inning that lifted Atlanta past the Cardinals 2-0 Saturday in a matchup of NL division leaders.
Jeremy Guthrie pitched six solid innings and Billy Butler hit a home run as the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on Thursday to close out a successful homestand.